Afrolicious / California Dreaming
Album: California Dreaming   Collection:General
Artist: Afrolicious   Added:Jun 2013
Label: Self-Release  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-06-09 Pull Date: 2013-08-11
Week Ending: Aug 11 Aug 4 Jul 28 Jul 21 Jul 14 Jul 7 Jun 30 Jun 23
Airplays: 3 2 1 2 4 3 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 07, 2022: Good Day Sunshine (with Rick Stevens of T.O.P.) (rebroadcast from Jul 9, 2013)
Thursday Night Kinda Swing
4. Jan 02, 2014: KZSU Top 100 of 2013
Do What You Go To
2. Feb 07, 2022: New World Disorder (rebroadcast from Jul 7, 2013)
Pleasure Power
5. Aug 18, 2013: New World Disorder
3. May 23, 2017: That's Not Bluegrass.
6. Aug 17, 2013: Jhammy

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2013-06-08
Afrolicious – California Dreaming
Reviewed by Sadie O., 6/8/13
FUNK, with a bit of makossa and other worldy tinges, from right here in SF, yo! Something about Bay Area Funk is just sooooo damn sweet…
No FCCs detected. It’s all GREAT- I like 5, 6 and 8 best, by a hair…
1. 4:09 ***groovy Afro-funky sway, prominent horns and hand percussion.
2. 4:07 ***this one feels vaguely Brazilian to me. Nice female backing vocals, talking about Revolution.
3. 4:10 ***jaunty and boppy, lots of horn, and bass up in the mix. Caribbean-accented vocals.
4. 5:34 ***disco-makossa with lots of bass, grunty sax. Yummers! Fairly innocuous lyrics about music – hey, just relax and enjoy, mon…
5. 4:12 ****grunty horns, multi layered syncopation, Caribbean-accented vocals, bass and stuttering guitar in unison. Calypso vibe.
6. 4:27 ****makossa hand drums, breathy female vocals, great bass. Gets quite upbeat and bouncy after the intro. All the elements really come together on this track.
7. 5:26 ***sweet percussion intro, chimey keyboards, a bit psychedelic, makossa vocals (but mostly instrumental).
8. 5:24 ****somewhat downtempo funky instrumental sashay with lots of fun noises. Demented trumpet solo at the end.
9. 4:22 ***slow, laid-back, and sexy. Oh… It’s Reggae! Well, that’s nice! Jamaican vocals, dubby as mess.
10. 5:17 ***cowbell and organ chords… I was starting to question this for a sec, but here comes the bass and guitar, and it’s all good. Uptempo and upbeat, while somehow also relaxed, instrumental. Magic!

Track Listing
1. California Dreaming   6. Pleasure Power
2. Revolution   7. Thursday Night Kinda Swing
3. Never Let No One   8. Do What You Go To
4. Crazy   9. Foolin'
5. Pleasuretime   10. Horizons